Table 5.2: Adult fruit and vegetable consumption, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
Portions per day Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men None 15 13 13 15 12 8 8 12
Less than 1 portion 9 5 4 6 4 6 6 6
1 portion or more but less than 2 28 19 22 20 18 19 15 20
2 portions or more but less than 3 14 17 21 16 17 16 16 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 9 21 14 13 17 20 20 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 7 6 12 12 11 9 14 10
5 portions or more 18 18 15 19 21 23 21 19
Mean 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.1 3.2 2.9
SE of the mean 0.25 0.18 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.12 0.14 0.07
Standard deviation 2.82 2.75 2.26 2.40 2.71 2.21 2.09 2.51
Median 1.7 2.7 2.2 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.5
Women None 12 9 10 9 7 6 6 8
Less than 1 portion 6 2 4 3 3 5 5 4
1 portion or more but less than 2 15 18 16 19 14 17 18 17
2 portions or more but less than 3 16 15 15 19 15 18 20 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 15 16 14 13 19 15 22 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 13 12 15 16 15 13 14
5 portions or more 25 26 29 23 26 24 16 24
Mean 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.0 3.5
SE of the mean 0.33 0.19 0.17 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.07
Standard deviation 3.65 3.02 2.83 2.69 2.62 2.51 1.88 2.80
Median 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0
All adults None 13 11 11 12 10 7 7 10
Less than 1 portion 8 4 4 4 4 6 5 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 22 19 19 19 16 18 17 19
2 portions or more but less than 3 15 16 18 17 16 17 19 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 12 18 14 13 18 18 21 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 9 10 12 13 13 12 13 12
5 portions or more 21 22 22 21 23 23 18 22
Mean 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.2
SE of the mean 0.26 0.15 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.10 0.10 0.06
Standard deviation 3.29 2.92 2.60 2.57 2.68 2.37 1.97 2.68
Median 2.0 3.0 2.7 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8
Unweighted bases Men 158 228 280 378 373 393 264 2074
Women 205 362 408 473 492 469 324 2733
All adults 363 590 688 851 865 862 588 4807
Weighted bases Men 307 388 350 414 374 292 191 2315
Women 298 400 368 445 396 320 265 2491
All adults 604 788 718 859 769 612 456 4806

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